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André Hoffmann Fellowship

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Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 – $117,736 + 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (two-year appointment)

Position overview

The Australian National University and the World Economic Forum are currently offering two André Hoffmann Fellowship positions for a two-year term.

The André Hoffmann Fellowship for the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers early-career academics the opportunity to work at the intersection of society, science and technology through a joint appointment between the World Economic Forum and leading academic institutions.

The two-year Hoffmann Fellowship term is co-hosted evenly between the World Economic Forum and The Australian National University. Fellows are expected to commit full-time to the role.

The Hoffmann Fellow (Innovation in Climate Adaptation) will help build and drive intensive collaborations among Forum and academic institution partners to deliver specific action-oriented outcomes through; Developing and executing initiatives to bring technology to bear on solving important global challenges; Engaging Forum Partners – including leaders from the private sector, governments, international organizations, civil society and faculty from diverse academic disciplines to build selected initiatives and Researching key issues and the potential to harness Fourth Industrial Revolution innovations to provide solutions

The Hoffmann Fellow (Circular Economic Policy) will work with ANU and the Forum to pave the way to regulation supporting circular, cross-border value chains by identifying key regulatory barriers; identifying and describing leading regulatory innovations with potential to be duplicated or expanded; and proposing novel regulatory approaches. Case studies of particular countries, industries and/or technologies will be selected in consultation with ANU and Forum supervisors.

The Hoffmann Fellow will be working in collaboration with the Forum, the C4IR and the Australian National University. Depending on the locations, they will split up their time accordingly.

Successful candidates for the Hoffmann Fellowship understand fellowship residence requirements and agree to abide by them upon acceptance. The role will be based in Canberra while jointly working with the World Economic Forum in Geneva and the ANU in Canberra.

For further information for this position, please contact Emma Aisbett E: [email protected].

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities at the ANU, visit

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. 

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results

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